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ORBWEAVER – Exploratory Death Metal Behemoths Issue Winter Tour Update

Posted in Death Metal, experimental metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Florida exploratory Death Metal behemoths, ORBWEAVER, recently waged audio Armageddon upon the US with a twenty-date run of live takeovers alongside fellow Sunshine State sludge slingers, Shroud Eater.

Relays guitar demoness, Sally Gates, from the van: “The ‘Wintour’ has been excellent so far. We’ve had a great response at all the shows and some very generous hospitality. A couple of highlights from the road including stopping in New Orleans in the lead up to Mardi Gras. We had a massive sci-fi-themed parade go right past the venue. There were even Dr. Who costumes and floats! We also had an archery challenge in Pensacola, New Zealand vs Colombia vs USA. Scores are still being debated…It’s great to be on the road with our good friends Shroud Eater, and the bonus of touring in the Winter is that the van still smells fresh! Thanks to everyone who’s come out to our shows so far, and hope to see the rest of you on the road!”

ORBWEAVER is currently touring in support of their cranium-crumbling Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon EP, released last Summer. Recorded at Miami’s Pinecrust Studios with Jonathan Nunez of Torche and mixed/mastered with Brian Elliot at Mana Recording Studios (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, Exhumed), on Strange Transmissions From The NeuralnomiconORBWEAVER travels far beyond conventional genre realms with a kaleidoscopic fusion of psychedelia, noise, and a distorted rendering of progressive death metal. Perpetually shape-shifting between these impulsive, trance-like elements, ORBWEAVER manifests interplanetary pandemonium reminiscent of a Zappa-esque brand of controlled and violently elegiac chaos.

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The unsung gem continues to win the approval of adventures fans and critics alike. In a perfect 5/5 review The New Noise boasts, “ORBWEAVER have definitely blended the right mix of atmosphere with the right mix of experimental technical death metal to make a listen that is superbly solid and second to none. Whatever you want to call this stuff, I definitely hope to hear more ‘alien metal’ in the future.” Adds Metal Roos, “From the giant aliens on the EP sleeve, to the freak show, drug crazed blends of musicianship, this EP is an absolute ball-tearer…”

Sea of Tranquility, in a 4/5 rating, calls the head-scratcher of a record “big and oozing and unusual.” Quizzical listeners are encouraged to check out Palm Beach New Times’ recent interview series with Gates, guitarist/vocalist Randy Piro and bassist Jason Ledgard about their rigs, influences and obscure sonic handiwork HERE.

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ORBWEAVER w/ Shroud Eater [remaining dates]:

3/03/2014 Taqueria Pedritos – Dallas, TX
3/04/2014 Vino’s Pizza And Pub – Little Rock, AR
3/05/2014 The End – Nashville, TN
3/06/2014 Chapel Hill Underground – Chapel Hill, NC
3/07/2014 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
3/08/2014 529 – Atlanta, GA
3/09/2014 Burro Bar – Jacksonville, FL w/ Porter, Atma
3/10/2014 Fubar Downtown – St. Petersburg, FL w/ Landbridge, Ulcer, Cosm

Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon was initially released in a limited run of 100 cassette tapes via Primitive Violence Records HERE and on CD direct through the band. The record is also available digitally via their official BandCamp page where you can bang out to Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon in full at THIS LOCATION.

“Death metal weirdos like Gorguts and Obscura hook up with the unstable bent of Dysrhythmia and Psyopus for a sensory taxing good time.” – Decibel

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on ORBWEAVER:

http://www.orbweaverband.com

http://www.facebook.com/Orbweaver.Official

http://www.orbweaver-official.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE ORBWEAVER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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DARSOMBRA Recovers Majority of Lost Band Gear; Duo To Play Free Gratitude Show This Saturday

Posted in experimental metal, experimental rock, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on August 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore-based audio/visual duo DARSOMBRA will proudly play a free show in their hometown this Saturday , August 24th, in full gratitude to their local scene for helping them recover a huge arsenal of stolen equipment!

Following a recent break-in burglary of the DARSOMBRA abode, with thieves getting away with seemingly irreplaceable guitars, computers, amps, visual equipment and more, the word made it to the proper parties in time and citizens/musicians/friends of the band helped track down and recover nearly all of the lost gear! In their recent band newsletter the members simply stated: “Watch out, world!!! This show is FREE because WE LOVE YOU and wanna say THANK YOU for all the love we received after our home was burglarized. So come on out and let us say it in person:” If you’re in the area, please come celebrate the duo celebrate and give thanks. The duo will perform at Windup Space and will be joined by friends Yeveto, Height, The Immortal Jellyfish and Carly Ptak “and the band documentary for The Human Host Movie.

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DARSOMBRA Baltimore Gratitude Free Show:

8/24/2013 Windup Space – Baltimore, MD

DARSOMBRA is planning to tour the entire country on their most intense stateside tour ever in the Spring of 2014; fans are encouraged to contact the band if you want them to come to your town on this widespread trek. Stay tuned for more band updates over the coming months.

Following releases on At A Loss, Public Guilt, Underradar and others, DARSOMBRA signed with Exile On Mainstream for the release of Climax CommunityThe three tracks on the LP traversing forty-five minutes of the outfit’s unique, slow-building, organic transcendental rock. Brian Daniloski, a veteran of heavier, sludgier, grittier rock bands such as Meatjack and Trephine, controls the sound of DARSOMBRA, alternating between mammoth vocal swells and soundscapes and searing guitar riffs, leads, loops, and samples, combining elements of metal, psychedelic rock, experimental/drone, prog and krautrock. But there is more than just Daniloski’s sonic world at play here as video artist Ann Everton takes his work to the next level by bringing her DARSOMBRA-induced visions to the stage through her kinetic psychotropic video projections, creating a constantly shifting backdrop to Daniloski’s live performances.

Decibel Magazine is streaming Climax Community in its entirety at this location:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/full-album-stream-darsombras-climax-community/

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On DARSOMBRA:

Facebook: darsombra

http://www.darsombra.com

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LONG LIVE DARSOMBRA.

Stone.

ORBWEAVER – Full EP Now Playing; New Video Posted

Posted in experimental metal, experimental rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Floridian psychedelic noise weavers, ORBWEAVER, recently dropped their brain-fraying Strange Transmissions from the Neuralnomicon EP upon unsuspecting masses. Christened “twitchy, trippy tech death” by Invisible Oranges, the five-track Strange Transmissions from the Neuralnomicon is a harrowing, multifaceted sound voyage through modulating realities recorded at Miami’s Pinecrust Studios with Jonathan Nunez of Torche and mixed/mastered with Brian Elliot at Mana Recording Studios (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, Exhumed).

ORBWEAVER spiral’s through the realms of psychedelia, noise, and a warped interpretation of Death Metal. Shifting between these erratic, trance-like elements, the foursome produce cosmic pandemonium reminiscent of a Zappa-esque brand of controlled chaos. Strange Transmissions from the Neuralnomicon was released earlier this month in alimited run of 100 cassette tapes via Primitive Violence Records:

http://www.primitiveviolence.com/index.html

Also available on CD direct through the band. The record is also available digitally via their official BandCamp page where you can twist your cranium to Strange Transmissions from the Neuralnomicon in full. Point your browser here: 

http://orbweaver-official.bandcamp.com

ORBWEAVER was forged n 2010 by guitarist/vocalist Randy Piro (ex-Hate Eternal, Gigan) and drummer Mike Pena. Together they recorded a self-titled, three-song demo. Shortly after, lead guitarist Sally Gates (ex-Gigan) and bassist Jason Ledgard joined the fold. Mike Pena parted ways with the group in 2013, and was replaced by drummer/percussionist Scott Spasiano.

The band will continue their stampede through the Sunshine State with another round of live takeovers. Additional shows to be announced in the coming weeks. Can’t make it to Florida? Peep the band’s new tripped out video for “Tragic Orbit: A Doomed Cosmic Star Ship” below:

ORBWEAVER Live Actions 2013:

9/03/2013 Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL w/ Wintersun, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arsis
9/14/2013 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL

10/11/2013 Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL w/ Kult ov Azazel

11/07/2013 Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL w/ Dysrhythmia

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Critical Praise:

 “…off-the-wall structureless noise tech that borders on the type of irreverence built by instrumental group Behold The Arctopus with insane space atmospherics.” – HeavyBlogIsHeavy

“Their uniqueness is engaging, but the fortitude of it is what really grasps you. With how immense and bizarre their spacey effects are, you will find yourself dumbfounded by the intensity of it. ” – The Age Of Metal

“…deranged, psychedelic death metal hurdling through space at speeds that make The Millennium Falcon look like your little sister’s moped.” — Orlandooom.com

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On ORBWEAVER:

Facebook: Orbweaver

http://www.orbweaverband.com/

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LONG LIVE ORBWEAVER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MELVINS ANNOUNCE 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Posted in experimental metal, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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“EVERYBODY LOVES SAUSAGES” AVAILABLE APRIL 30; ALBUM WITH BUZZ’S COMMENTARY STREAMING VIA SPIN

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April 23, 2013, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins celebrate their 30th anniversary with an extensive North American tour, kicking off on July 12 in Phoenix, Ariz.

“Has it really only been 30 years?” asked singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne. “Dang!  Thanks to everyone who’s been there for us!  It’s been an exciting trip and I probably should have listened and learned more. I apologize for anything I’ve ever done wrong and for anything I’m going to do wrong… Ha!”

Everybody Loves Sausages, a 13-track covers album including songs by Queen, Roxy Music and Venom, is the next release for the tricenerians. The album features guests Mark Arm, Jello Biafra, JG Thirlwell and Scott Kelly.  Spin is currently streaming the album, with commentary from Buzz, in its entirety (http://www.spin.com/articles/melvins-covers-album-stream-everybody-loves-sausages-buzzo/).

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The Washington-based band formed in 1983 by Montesano High School classmates Osborne, Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard.  The legendary outfit experienced its first line-up shift soon thereafter as Lukin and Dillard left the band with drummer Dale Crover stepping in, leading to one of rock music’s longest running partnerships.  In the intervening years the band, sometimes a trio and sometimes a quartet, has released over twenty studio albums, a dozen live records and innumerable singles and EPs.   In 2012 they embarked on the epic 51 States in 51 days tour and have recently added Melvins Lite, a new incarnation of the band featuring stand-up bassist Trevor Dunn, with the 2012 release of Freak Puke.

The Melvins launch a month-long European tour today in France with both Melvins Lite and the traditional Melvins line-up performing at various dates (full details below).  Other upcoming dates for the band include performances at Maryland Deathfest and Scion Rock Fest as well as trio of dates in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour:

July 12     Phoenix, AZ     Crescent Ballroom

July 13     Albuquerque, NM     The Launchpad

July 15     Denver, CO     The Summit Music Hall

July 17     Omaha, NE     The Waiting Room

July 18     Rock Island, IL     Rock Island Brewing Company

July 20     Minneapolis, MN     Bash 13 (Grumpy’s) *

July 21     Milwaukee, WI     Turner Hall Ballroom **

July 22     Chicago, IL     Double Door

July 23     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird

July 25     Cleveland, OH     The Grog Shop

July 26     Detroit, MI     Small’s

July 27     Syracuse, NY     The Westcott Theater

July 29     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club

July 30     Hartford, CT     Arch Street Tavern

July 31     Brooklyn, NY     Venue TBA

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August 1     Philadelphia, PA     Underground Arts

August 2     Baltimore, MD     Ottobar

August 3     Washington, DC     9:30 Club

August 4     Carrboro, NC     Cat’s Cradle

August 5     Atlanta, GA      The Loft at Center Stage Atlanta

August 7     New Orleans, LA     One Eyed Jack’s

August 8     Houston, TX     Warehouse Live – Studio

August 9     Austin, TX     Mohawk

August 10     Dallas, TX     Trees

August 13     Salt Lake City, UT     Club Sound

August 14     Boise, ID     Neurolux

August 16     Seattle, WA     Neumo’s

August 19     Vancouver, BC      Commodore Ballroom

August 20      Portland, OR     Wonder Ballroom

August 22     San Francisco, CA     Slim’s

* – w/Mudhoney, Die Kreuzen and Negative Approach

** – w/Mudhoney

Honky opens on all dates except where noted.

Previously announced dates:

Melvins Lite:

Apr. 23  Tourcoing, France  Le Grand Mix

Apr. 24  Brussels, Belgium  VK* Concerts

Apr. 25  Haarlem, Netherlands  Patronaat

Apr. 26  Cologne, Germany  Burgerhaus Stollwerck

Apr. 27  Luxembourg  Kulturfabrik

Apr. 28  Schorndorf, Germany  Club Manufaktur

Apr. 29  Geneva, Switzerland  L’Usine

Apr. 30  Livorno, Italy  The Cage

May 1  Milan, Italy  Bloom

May 2  Munich, Germany  Hansa 39

May 3  Prague, Czech Republic  Matrix

May 4  Wroclaw, Poland  Asymmetry Festival

May 5  Leipzig, Germany  UT Connewitz

Melvins:

May 7 & 8  Berlin, Germany  Festsaal Kreuzberg

May 10 & 11  Paris, France  Trabendo

May 13 & 14  Vienna, Austria  Arena Wien

May 16 & 17  Zurich, Switzerland  Rote Fabrik

May 19 & 20  London, UK  Electric Brixton

May 21 & 22  Bristol, UK  The Exchange

May 25  Baltimore, MD  Maryland Deathfest

May 27  Millvale, PA  Mr. Small’s Theatre

May 28  Columbus, OH  A&R Music Bar

May 29  Cincinnati OH  The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

June 1  Memphis, TN  Scion Rock Fest

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on MELVINS, click on the link below!

facebook: (the) Melvins

http://www.themelvins.net

http://www.melvins.com

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LONG LIVE MELVINS.

Stone.

VOIVOD – “Target Earth” Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in experimental metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, news, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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VOIVODTarget Earth, is the 13th studio album from Progressive/Thrash Metal legends VOIVOD. Guitarist Daniel Chewy Mongrain meritoriously steps in for the late, legendary (and irreplaceable) Denis “Piggy” D’Amour and fits in perfectly with the entire world of unique Metal sound that only VOIVOD delivers. Co-founder and bass guitarist Jean-Yves Thériault appears once again on this (thoroughly memorable) VOIVOD album; with Jean’s last VOIVOD studio album contribution being 1991’s Angel Rat.

When a band of such influential status like VOIVOD sticks to their (musical) roots while avoiding any unnecessary reinvention of their own Metal wheel, grand things can happen. Target Earth is such a “grand thing” and I am overjoyed by both this album and VOIVOD’s admirable perseverance. With 2013 being the 30th Anniversary of VOIVOD, old school fans should be drooling over Target Earth. New fans of this Canadian national Metal treasure are surely being recruited into the VOIVOD realm, thanks in part to this band’s tour stops and Progressive/Thrash relevancy.

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I’ve always embraced the originality of VOIVOD, their blend of sound coupled with experimentation really has survived a bevy of “flavor of the month” genres over the decades; while their underground aura will never vanish, regardless of how popular they are in our Metal circles. As strange as this sounds, my 80’s VOIVOD collection of Metal has survived on none other than… cassettes. I’ll never part with them either, just as I’ll never part with Target Earth.

There’s always been that comfort food type of vibe I get from VOIVOD’s Metal and I’ll never be able to explain it away. Target Earth is not just a must album for 2013; it has earned my required status among Metal albums for 2013. Get into The VOD and thank me forever. Target Earth surely will be in my Top Twenty Metal Albums Of 2013 list; this new offering from VOIVOD is that beneficial to my Metal soul. Metal be thy name.

Album artwork created by Away.

VOIVOD Target Earth was released on January 22nd, 2013, via Century Media.

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VOIVOD:

Denis Snake Bélanger - vocals

Daniel Chewy Mongrain – guitar

Michel Away Langevin – drums

Jean-Yves Thériault - bass

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For more info on VOIVOD, click on the links below!

facebook: Voivod

http://www.voivod.com/

http://www.irongang.com

http://www.voivod.net

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LONG LIVE VOIVOD.

Stone.

METAL NEWS: HYBRID – Deepsend Records Signs Spanish Experimentalists HYBRID

Posted in Death Metal, experimental metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Spanish Experimental Metallers HYBRID have signed with Deepsend Records to release their sophomore album Angst on April 30th in North America. The album was produced by founding member and drummer Chus Maestro, mixed at Sadman Studios (Wormed) and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan) which feature their heavy and organic trademarked sound far from the non-credible modern super productions.

The follow-up to their acclaimed 2008 debut The 8th Plague, is a conceptual behemoth of Extreme Metal that drives the listener through a progressive and intricate songwriting enriched with arrangements and dynamics able to keep the audience aware all the time since the first listening.

Not unlike the game changer Planisphaerium by countrymen Wormed in 2003, HYBRID’s Angst could very well be the country’s next great output. A true hybrid of genres canvasing all aspects of extreme music into one-cohesive yet complex vortex of sound. The twisted extreme Death Metal of Wormed, the frenetic Math Metal of Dillinger Escape Plan combined with the Jazz elements of Candiria and Progressive Fusion of Cynic creates an impressive album that will appeal to fans of Death Metal, Grindcore and Progressive Metal.

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ANGST – Track Listing:

1. Flesh Fusion Threshold

2. Enter The Void

3. Collapse To None

4. Self-Implosion

5. Cuando El Destino Nos Alcance

6. Angst-Ridden Inertia

7. Doomed To Failure

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Take a listen below to Flesh Fusion Threshold - it’s an Extreme, Experimental Metal and Prog delicacy to the ears and senses! Metal be thy name!

HYBRID BIO:

HYBRID was born in 2004 with the intention of setting up an unorthodox extreme music project without self-imposed limits. The band recorded Beyond Undeniable Entropy in 2005 as a presentation, a six song debut MCD of avant-garde, eclectic and technical metal, released the next year by Deadwrong Records, which got a great response within the underground scene.

In the beginning of 2007 HYBRID entered Sadman Studio to record their first full length album The 8th Plague, mastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) and with artwork by Seldon Hunt (NEUROSIS, ISIS), which was released by London-based label Eyesofsound (BOSSK, YAKUZA) in August 2008.

The 8th Plague received an outstanding reception worldwide, as it was selected one of the best albums of the year in several specialized media.

After playing live with bands like TOOL, DEFTONES, NAPALM DEATH, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, MISERY INDEX, TEXTURES, MOHO, MACHETAZO and LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER between others, HYBRID went back to the studio in 2011 and recorded their sophomore album Angst, settling their unique approach to the genre while taking their sound one step further in terms of creative freedom.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on HYBRID, click on the links below!

facebook: HYBRID

Deepsend Records: http://www.deepsend.com

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LONG LIVE HYBRID.

Stone.

NEUROSIS – Track From Forthcoming Album Streaming At NPR

Posted in experimental metal, experimental rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

With the new studio full-length from NEUROSIS set to erupt in late October, today the first track of the massive Honor Found In Decay to be made publicly available has been set loose via National Public Radio. The pyroclastic surge of “At The Well” coalesces the emotive and expansive elements of the act into a ten minute hymn, which helps reaffirm why NEUROSIS remain one of the most important heavy acts in existence.

Experience the slow burn of “At The Well” via NPR RIGHT HERE.

The fifth NEUROSIS album to be handled by engineering sorcerer Steve Albini, the hour-long Honor Found In Decay is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated albums of 2012. The seven tracks harnessed within this release capture the unit’s output at its most emotional and diverse yet, forming what the band members themselves are referring to as their pinnacle studio effort. NEUROSIS recently unveiled a visual trailer for the album using imagery shot and created by their own visual artist Josh Graham, and edited together by video architect Kenneth Thomas, who directed their 2007 Given To The Rising documentary. For the first time in the band’s history, intimate details of the handcrafted cover artwork have been made publicly available, allowing the installation to be viewed in motion, not just still photographs. View the trailer and more on Honor Found In Decay AT THIS LOCATION.

Set to see release through the NEUROSIS’ own Neurot Recordings, the CD and deluxe download versions of Honor Found In Decay will be unleashed in Germany October 26th, in the rest of Europe October 29th, and in North America on October 30th, with their previous label home Relapse Records handling the vinyl edition. Preorders will begin on October 15th via Neurot’s webstore HERE.

NEUROSIS confirmed UK performances:

11/30-12/02/2012 ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas – Camber Sands Holiday Camp, England [info]

12/02/2012 HMV Forum – London, England w/ Godflesh [info]

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on NEUROSIS, click on the links below!

http://neurosis.com/

http://www.facebook.com/officialneurosis

http://www.neurotrecordings.com

http://www.facebook.com/neurotrecordings

LONG LIVE NEUROSIS.

Stone.

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